Possible First Look at Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
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Marvel Studios sure is keeping a tight lid on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but rumor does have it that the story will finally reveal to us the hidden city of Atlantis led by the Sub-Mariner Namor. While we don’t have any official update from Marvel yet, some promo art may have given us our first look at Tenoch Huerta as the King of Atlantis.
This comes from leaker Daniel Richtman:
— RPK (@RPK_NEWS1) July 2, 2022
With Namor essentially having all the things in common with DC’s Aquaman, it’s said that Marvel is going a different direction with the character by giving him heavy Aztec influences. Rumor is even going around that Marvel is going to drop the Atlantis origin and have Namor hail from an actual historic submerged city from Mexican culture.
There’s even some promo art that’s leaked that shows off Namor’s winged feet:
Love the look but wish they had changed the feet wings to some extend
that's a Greek thing, if you gonna go mexica go all the way pic.twitter.com/KmW9KLEap7
— DS (@Diego_Solano180) July 2, 2022
For now, it’s unclear what story Marvel wants to tell with Wakanda Forever, seeing that there has now been a divide in the fandom when it comes to the fate of T’Challa. While Marvel did promise they won’t recast the part after Chadwick Boseman’s death, there are some that think that recasting would better service the role since the character has become bigger than Boseman himself and deserves to have his arc completed.
Until we get our first look, all we can do is speculate and hang on to rumors. My guess is Marvel is going to give us our first reveal after the release of Thor: Love and Thunder later this week.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated for a release on Nov. 11.